Eliminate policy paralysis in FM sector, implore FM players to the new govt

With the change in the centre, private FM operators are hopeful that many long-standing roadblocks, including the Phase III migration, will be resolve...

Outlook, The Indian Express and Scroll apologize for inconsistent reporting

The Indian Express, Outlook and Scroll have apologized for committing certain mistakes in reporting. Outlook magazine lead the pack with an apology pu...

Change of command at I&B ministry; third time in two years of Modi government

At a time when the e-auction for the second batch of phase III of private FM radio in the country is poised to take off, the Ministry of Information a...

1 Year of Modi Govt: MIB fast-tracks broadcasting sector, bottlenecks persist

From expediting licenses to enabling faster digitisation, the functioning of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Modi govt has gained p...

PM Modi, the three Khans, celebs & politicians celebrate 21 years of Aap Ki Adalat

Icons from Politics, Sports, Business and Spirituality came together to celebrate 21 years of Aap Ki Adalat with Rajat Sharma

Finance Minister handling MIB is a smart move, say radio players

Radio players call the decision to give MIB to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley a wise move on account of the expediency that the interconnectedness of t...

Arun Jaitley to be the new I&B Minister

In the latest cabinet rejig, Prakash Javadekar will continue to look after Environment Ministry while Finance Minister Jaitley has been given the addi...

MIB still dragging feet over Phase III announcement

The radio sector's three-year wait for Phase III is unlikely to get over soon. Though a verbal agreement has been reached, the MIB is yet to sign off...

I&B Min calls for Indian set top boxes at DAS Task Force meeting

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar insisted that the process of digitisation should give options to consumers, affordable rates and include Indian set top...

Digitisation is on track, to be completed by 2016: Prakash Javadekar

The Govt’s digitisation drive is on track and the third phase of the digitisation drive will be completed by 2015, while the fourth phase will be comp...

Govt revises digitisation deadline, adds to broadcasters' woes

The 2016 deadline for DAS IV comes as a relief for cable operators as they have two more years in hand, while broadcasters will have to wait for two m...

MIB to revive task force to implement DAS III & IV

The nodal body will interface between the Government and the industry in all matters related to the implementation of DAS in the Cable TV sector

Ensure digitisation is completed: Broadcasters to new IBF Board

The new Board of Directors at IBF has several tasks on its hand, most pressing is ensuring that the Phase III & IV of digitisation meet the deadline

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar assures digitisation is on track

Javadekar announced at a meeting of the Indian Broadcasting Federation that the process will meet its new deadline of December 2015

I&B Minister speeds up Phase III migration, signs off ad for tech bids

Radio community rejoices as the much-delayed migration to Phase III can now start rolling, hopes government will reconsider the reserve fee structure

Government follows PM Modi's lead in leveraging social media: Prakash Javadekar

As a medium of empowerment and communication, social media enjoys a place of pride in government strategies aimed at the masses and the youth, says I&...

100 days of I&B Ministry: Focus on digitisation, speedy clearance of TV channel licenses

Other focus areas include tax concession to domestic manufacturers of set top boxes, third phase of FM radio auction and using social media effective...

Digitisation deadline pushed back to December 2015

The Modi Government has decided to take this step after taking stock of the various issues involved that are yet to be resolved. These include getting...

Doordarshan owed Rs 80 crore from various govt departments

According to media reports, I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said that DD has not been paid outstanding dues to the tune of Rs 79.66 crore by various ce...

Private FM players can broadcast AIR news in same format: Govt

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar informed during Question Hour today that private FM radio players will be allowed to broadcast news only from bulletins...

FM Phase III auction set in motion with MIB likely accepting TRAI's proposals

The acceptance lends credence to reports that the Prime Minister has set October 2014 as deadline for carrying out Phase III auctions. Announcement on...

100% FDI for distribution & STB manufacturing are sustainable solutions: Sudhanshu Vats

Sudhanshu Vats, Group CEO, Viacom18 talks about digitization, taxation & licenses and other key issues the Modi government should address with the Uni...

For Modi-led Govt, the focus is on 'delay out, decision in'

The Modi Govt is keen on removing roadblocks & giving impetus to entrepreneurship & industry. I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that the Govt wa...

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar clears air about 100% FDI in news media

Javadekar has clarified that he never said okay to 100% FDI in news media and added that it is the industry that has to take the call. Currently up to...